We stayed at the Viethouse in May 2014, after coming back from a 3-day hiking trip in Sapa. We arrived at 6 in the morning as our train from Sapa reached Hanoi at 5.30am and... our room was room ready and we were allowed to do an early checking. So relaxing after a 10-hour journey in a vietnamese train!! The owners (a german couple) and their daughter were the kindest hosts, giving out tips and recommendations on places to go in Hanoi. Perfect location, in the middle of the old town and 30 seconds away from the Hoan Kiem Lake. Stylish house newly renovated, beautiful wooden furniture and design accessories. Would definitely recommend it to anyone travelling to Hanoi.